A racing version of the Mini E electric car has lapped the Nurburgring in less than 10 minutes.
The Mini E Race is fitted with a special lightweight body and roll cage and is given race spec tyres, suspension and brakes, but it shares the same 150kW/201bhp electric motor as the road car, powered by 5088 lithium-ion battery cells.
The car’s control electronics and software have been tuned for competition and its single-stage helical gearbox features a lengthened gear ratio.
The E Race completed the 13-mile circuit in a time of 9:51.45mins, hitting a top speed of 116mph along the way.
The car was piloted around the Nurburgring by former DTM racer Thomas Jager.